January Newsletter

Welcome Back!! Hopefully your vacation was relaxing and well spent with friends and family.  It is good to be back in the swing of things.  The children had a great time the last couple weeks of school visiting the Gingerbread Festival, decorating cookies, and making crafts and gifts for their families. 

 January is a pretty calm month. The kids will be getting back into the routine of school and our soon-to-be kindergarteners will be cracking down and tightening up those kindergarten skills.  We will also start preparing for our graduation ceremony soon.  For those of you who have graduates be prepared for the graduation fee of $40.00 and also graduation pictures, if you would like to order, prices vary depending on package chosen.  All tuition and fees need to be paid to date and current before your child will be able to participate in the graduation ceremony; so please make sure you do not have any outstanding balances. 

 It is that time of year again to start recruiting for our next year’s graduates.  The On My Way Pre-K program will be accepting applicants soon.  If you have a child who will be 4 by August 1, 2017 or know someone who does please pass along this information.  Applications can be picked up at the Brightpoint(CANI) office, at 227 E. Washington Blvd. or view their website, www.mybrightpoint.org.

 We have a few announcements and housekeeping items that need to be addressed:

·         Now that we are in the season when there is a possible chance for inclement weather please make sure you tune in to the local Fort Wayne TV stations, and radio stations updates.  We will be listed separately from any other school system.  You will see MLK Montessori listed if there is a change in our schedule due to weather.  You can also text the code “EZTIZ73388” to 313131 to receive texts via text alert system (standard cell phone rates apply).  As a reminder, if there is a 2 hour delay, breakfast will not be served. 

·         Please remember school starts promptly at 8:30.  It is your responsibility to have your child ready for the bus each morning.  The bus will honk twice and wait for 1 minute.  You have been given a 15 minute time window of when the bus should arrive; please have your child ready.  If you self-transport your child please have your child here between 8:25 and 8:30am.  NO EXCEPTIONS! This is stated in the parent handbook which you’ve all signed.  Please also make sure other family members, daycare providers, or anyone else who brings your child to school is aware of this policy.  Parking is limited, but we ask that you DO NOT block the walkway or driveway with your vehicle.  There is a car drop off/pick up line.  Please pull behind the buses/cars and wait for your turn to pull forward.  DO NOT DRIVE AROUND THE BUSES or other cars unloading children.  If you need to come into the building while dropping off your child please come before 8:25 and park on the west side of the lot (nearest Anthony).

·         Billing is done once a month.  We will send home a monthly statement at the end of each month, detailing amounts billed and payments made.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE STILL DUE IN ADVANCE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH WEEK.  If you are unsure of the weekly tuition payment or co-pay please ask and we will gladly get the information for you. 

 

We will be closed on Friday Jan. 13th for staff Development and Monday Jan. 16th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. day.